Channelside continues to promise big improvements to downtown Tampa, including updated roadways, new restaurants and stores, and hotels and homes. Tampa Bay’s economy is also certain to boom right along with Channelside, thanks to the new influx of jobs and commerce.

Channelside Development Soars

In 2015, the owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Jeff Vinik, announced a plan to redevelop the core of downtown Tampa by pledging a $2 billion investment, backed by Bill Gates through Cascade Investment.

Mr. Vinik bought Channelside Bay Plaza, and has since updated the storm water run-off and cable communication lines that service Channelside Drive. Vinik also plans to improve the roads in the area, and bring Channelside that much closer to his vision…

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Brand new listing from Steve Eckhardt!  This stunning Davis Islands custom home is a timeless statement of elegance and architectural design. A two story block construction in finely crafted Mediterranean/Spanish Revival style with a distressed exterior finish. Featuring over 6,400 square feet of meticulous attention to detail, 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, a media/bonus room, and a pool. From the moment you enter the open foyer you notice the luxurious marble floors, tray ceilings, columns, arches, and the attention to detail that you would expect in a luxury home. The Tuscan inspired kitchen plays on contrasts with a modern stainless steel, commercial Wolf double convection oven with a gas cook top, Sub Zero refrigerator, dual dishwashers, refrigerated wine…

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Plant High School

Residents of South Tampa not only benefit from gorgeous homes, prestigious neighborhoods, and being conveniently located near premium shopping and dining, they also have access to some of Tampa Bay’s best schools, both public and private.

Top South Tampa Public Schools

Named for Theodore Roosevelt and opened in 1926, Roosevelt Elementary School is one of South Tampa’s best schools for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

Located on South Ferdinand Avenue, Roosevelt Elementary offers Spanish classes to its students, as well as ceramics, chorus, and computer arts as some of its extracurricular actives.

With a student body of under 700, Roosevelt was ranked 94.7% in statewide performance and boasted an average test score of 91.7 in…

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